Posted 4 weeks ago

Medical Copyeditor

Company: American Academy of Pediatrics
Category: Journalism

 Itasca

Type: Full Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics is seeking an early-career medical copyeditor with knowledge of AMA Manual of Style. Reporting to the Manager of Education Design Services, this role will develop, copyedit, and revise scholarly medical content, including virtual and live courses and self-assessments, using AMA and AAP style guidelines. Hybrid working arrangement of 40% on-site. Some tasks include: 

  1. Complete copyediting tasks of medical course content and assessments during multiple revision cycles using AMA and AAP style guidelines. Participate in peer review meetings and provide best practice guidance as needed.
  2. Fact check and verify electronic reference citations, proofread, and coordinate editors’ comments to ready content for peer-review and publication. 
  3. Attend virtual and in person peer-review meetings and perform real-time edits based on team consensus. Query and follow up with authors, editors, and staff regarding clarity, references, and permission requests.
  4. Research table and figure citations and provide requisite documentation to secure permissions. 
  5. Quality control freelance copyediting and provide timely feedback to ensure adherence to AMA and AAP style guidelines. 
  6. Communicate with editors, subject experts, and faculty regarding style adherence concerns.
  7. Maintain keywords and create annual subject index for the AAP Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP) self-assessment.
  8. Collaborate with other design staff to achieve outstanding educational design products. 
  9. Cross-train with appropriate staff as needed.
  10. Update and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).